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Carbon County Montana

17 W. 11th St, PO Box 887, Red Lodge, MT, 59068, US


This form should be completed by event coordinators that will gather more than 10 people for a public or private event held in Carbon County. 

The event mitigation plan you submit will be reviewed by local public health authorities for compliance with:

  1. Governor Bullock's Reopening Montana Phased Approach,
  2. CDC's guidance on mass gatherings or large community events, and 
  3. Local public health orders 

If approved, you will receive a written statement of event approval from the County's Board of Health.

Please note that the situation may change (e.g., new reopening phase, new public health order, new Governor directive) between the time of plan submission and your event.  We will do our best to review your plan under the most current orders and directives. 

The plan you submit is for COVID-19 mitigation only.  You may be required to obtain additional State or local permits to host your event. 

Have you reviewed the Governor's Reopening the Big Sky 1) Plan, 2) Directive, 3) Guidelines, and 3) FAQ?

Contact Information

Full Name

Event Details

Phase 1 of the reopening plan says to avoid gathering in groups of more than 10 people in circumstances that do not readily allow for appropriate physical distancing.  In Phase 2, gatherings may expand to 50 people.  In Phase 3, there is no limit on group size. 

What Phase of Montana's Reopening are you planning your mitigation plan around?

Event Site

Event start date

Date Picker

Event end date

Date Picker

As per the Governor's directive, any person coming to Montana from another state or country for a non-work-related purpose must immediately self-quarantine for 14 days. If a person will be present in Montana for fewer than 14 days, that person must self-quarantine for the duration of the visit.

Do you anticipate out of state participants or spectators?

COVID-19 Mitigation Planning

Contract Tracing.  Contact tracing, the process of identifying persons who may have come into contact with an infected person ("contacts"), is a key strategy for preventing further spread of COVID-19. 

Will you keep a list of staff/volunteers, participants, and specators (name, phone, address) at your event?

Physical Distancing.  Based on what is currently known about the virus, spread from person-to-person happens most frequently among close contacts (within 6 feet). 

Staffing.  The CDC recommends that event organizers plan ways to limit in-person contact for staff or volunteers supporting your events.

Will you screen your staff or volunteers daily for COVID-19 symptoms?

High-Risk Populations.  Older adults and persons with severe underlying health conditions (Definition) are considered to be at increased risk of more serious illness after contracting COVID-19. Priority should be given to ensuring the safety of these groups of people, particularly for any mass gatherings that are expected to have a large number of older adults or persons with underlying conditions.  Event organizers can consider reassigning duties for higher-risk staff to have minimal contact with other persons. People in higher-risk groups should consult with their healthcare provider about attending large events.

Prevention Supplies The CDC recommends that event organizers provide COVID-19 prevention supplies such as hand sanitizer that contains at least 60% alcohol, tissues, trash baskets, disposable facemasks, and cleaners and disinfectants to event staff and participants.

Cleaning and Disinfection.  Current evidence suggests that the coronavirus may remain viable for hours to days on surfaces made from a variety of materials. Cleaning of visibly dirty surfaces followed by disinfection is a best practice measure for prevention of COVID-19 and other viral respiratory illnesses in community settings.

Will you have enough staff and supplies to adequately clean and disinfect throughout the event?

Concessions.  As a food service worker, potential sources of exposure can occur while working in an food concession stand if you are if in close contact with someone with COVID-19 or by touching your mouth, nose, or eyes after handling items used by someone with COVID-19.

Will you provide food or beverages at the event?

Please see Restaurant / Bar / Brewery / Distillery / Casino Guidelines for guidance on the operation of food services

Will you have any self-service of food or beverages?

Camping and Lodging.  

Will you provide camping or lodging at the event?

Thank you for completing all sections of this form.  Click the submit button to the right to finish.